Former NBA, UCLA Player Found Dead After Standoff With Police

Authorities said a man fired at police and barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks Calif. home on Friday

Authorities said a man fired at police and barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks Calif. home on Friday

Earlier today (7/7), ABC reported of a shootout between the LAPD and a former UCLA and National Basketball Association player at his mid-20s who had been barricaded at a residence at the Sherman Oaks area, Los Angeles.

Honeycutt had played for UCLA for two years at UCLA under former head coach Ben Howland. When officers arrived at the home, near Riverside Drive and Tyrone Avenue, the suspect opened fire on them, authorities said. There were various reports saying that the player killed during the shootout was Tyler Honeycutt something that was eventually confirmed by his agent.

Honeycutt was 27 at the time of his death; no officers were reported injured during the exchange of gunfire.

Honeycutt's mother reportedly called the police because her son was acting "erratically".

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Authorities said a man fired at police and barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Friday.

No police officers were harmed in shooting.

According to LAPD's Twitter account, SWAT entered the home at around 3:30 a.m. PT and found an unresponsive Honeycutt, who was pronounced dead.

"Honeycutt, a 6'8" forward from Sylmar, CA just north of Los Angeles, played two seasons at UCLA from 2009-2011 and earned first-team All-Pac 12 honors in his sophomore season. He played just 24 games in the National Basketball Association across two seasons in Sacramento before he was traded in February 2013 to the Houston Rockets, who waived him a month later. He also spent a year playing for Anadolu Efes, a Turkish squad, before returning to Khimki in 2017.

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